Types of Grants

This illustration provides an overview and description of various funding opportunities for grantees. Grantees may find this information useful when applying for grants.

HHS Grants Policy Statement (GPS)

Find, in a single source, the general terms and conditions of HHS discretionary grant and cooperative agreement awards. This policy statement applies to all (except NIH) HHS discretionary grant programs that are awards to organizational entities. The four parts and appendix of the HHS GPS allow general information, application information, and other types of reference material to be separated from legally binding terms and conditions.

Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for two purposes. First to engage persons 60 and older, particularly those with limited incomes, in volunteer service and then to provide a high-quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers. Grantees may consider this program to assist them with meeting their 20 percent matching share. Program funds are used to support volunteers in providing supportive, person-to-person service to children with exceptional or special needs.

View Grants by Major Activity Type

Discretionary grants and associated dollar values are organized by four major activity types: research, training, services, and other.  Interested parties can use this information when applying for grant funding. Definitions for the types are provided in this resource.